Round Mountain Landscape Resilience Project (SNC 1220)

Summary

SCH Number
2020030335
Lead Agency
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Document Title
Round Mountain Landscape Resilience Project (SNC 1220)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
3/10/2020
Project Applicant
Yuba Watershed Institute

Document Description
The Sierra Nevada Conservancy would provide funding in the amount of $100,000 to the Yuba Watershed Institute to perform pre-implementation surveys for rare plants, noxious weeds, sensitive wildlife species (California Red-legged frogs, California Spotted Owl, Northern Goshawk, and others as needed}, and cultural resources; produce a Biological Resources Report; prepare a management plan for treatment areas, and prepare a draft joint NEPA/CEQA analysis. This planning and environmental compliance would support future implementation of the Round Mountain Landscape Resilience Project, with the goal of creating a forest management plan, a healthy and resilient landscape, increasing safety of ingress/egress for residents and fire personnel during a wildfire, minimizing the threat of natural disturbances such as fire around their local communities and cultural sites, and protecting and improving watershed health.

Contact Information
Jamie Sammut
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
11521 Blocker Drive, Suite 205
Auburn, CA 95603

Phone : (530) 823-4688

Location

Cities
Nevada City
Counties
Nevada
Other Location Info
The approximately 1,230-acre project area is located in Nevada County, about three miles north of Nevada City, in the Deer Creek and South Yuba River watersheds. The project work will take place on federal lands managed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) (1 ,Q70 acres} and contiguous private lands held under conservation seasemet of the Bear Yuba Land Trust (BYL T) (160 acres}.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15262
Reasons for Exemption
This is a planning project involving data collection and the preparation of environmental analysis documents; it does not involve physical alterations to the environment. Specific actions include biological surveys and preparation of NEPA and CEQA documents that evaluate future possible actions. However, those actions have not been approved, and the completion of these environmental documents will not have a legally binding effect on future activities.
Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15306
Reasons for Exemption
This is a planning project involving data collection and the preparation of environmental analysis documents; it does not involve physical alterations to the environment. Specific actions include biological surveys and preparation of NEPA and CEQA documents that evaluate future possible actions. However, those actions have not been approved, and the completion of these environmental documents will not have a legally binding effect on future activities.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2020030335_SNC_1220_FH_RoundMountain_NOE_03   PDF 1005 K

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